September 28, 2016 by Jeff Lowen
Or should I say Phil Dunphy does!
Whether you’ve ever seen an episode of Modern Family, this is a great read about having someone with your best interests in mind. Phil Dunphy is that person. Played by Ty Burrell, Phil’s character is the embodiment of knowing that you have someone in your corner who is looking out for your best interests. And, isn’t that something we all want?
When it comes to buying a home, whether you are a first-time homebuyer or have gone through the process quite a few times, it’s critical that you have a local real estate expert who is well versed in the neighborhood and market you are looking to move into. The trends of the area, the trajectory of the hyper-local market and well polished strategic, negotiating skills could mean the difference of just buying a house and getting a fantastic deal on your dream home.
If you’re not familiar with the TV show, Phil Dunphy is a real estate agent with a huge heart who always strives to do the best for his family and his clients. In one recent episode, he even shared the oath that he created and holds himself to:
“On my honor, I promise to aid in man’s quest for shelter, to recognize I’m not just in the business of houses — I’m in the business of dreams in the shape of houses. To disclose all illegal additions, shoddy construction, murders, and ghosts. And to put my clients’ needs before my own.”
While this was definitely written with a little humor in mind, helping someone achieve the American Dream and putting their needs above your own is serious business. Every serious real estate agent should have a mission statement, which is cleverly disguised as Phil’s oath above, and learning what that is from the agent you’re about to work with will give you a much better understanding of what you can expect.
The moral of the story…
When you make the decision to enter the housing market, as either a buyer or a seller, make sure you find an agent who exemplifies these values and will help you through every step of the process. Need help with selecting that perfect agent? Click here.
Modern Family stars the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan, a wonderfully large and blended family. Together these three families give us an honest and often hilarious look into the sometimes warm, sometimes twisted, embrace of the modern family. ~ABC
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